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Shock cord is a very versatile industrial cord with elastic properties, used for various applications and is also commonly known as bungee cord, bungie cord, elastic cord, octopus strap, kangaroo straps or occy straps in Australia.
The shock cord is constructed with an inner core of elastic or rubber strands with an outer braided core of polyester or nylon. Specialised bungee cords like those used for bungee jumping, are constructed differently.
Shock cords are used to secure objects without tying knots and to absorb shock. The hooks fastened at the end of the shock cord makes this into a useful utility item.

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The elasticity and hooks are perfect for holding or strapping down small to medium objects, without tying knots. They are perfect shock absorbers and can be used on boats, car boots, trucks, buses, etc

Shock cord uses
• Tent Pole Shock cord Peg loops
• Outdoor clothing and sports wear
• Day sacks
• Tarpaulin and awning tie downs
• Covers for trailers, cars, boats and outdoor furniture
• Canoes, Kayaks and Small Boards
• Trampolines
• Indoor or outdoor use
 
The stretch factor depends on the product. The standard elastic shock cord has a stretch factor of 100 to 125 percent when stretched to it’s ultimate break. Other stretch factors are available in customer specific requirements.